GRAND OPENING MARCH 1 - 2
Come experience Metro Atlanta's newest resource for current business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
*8 FREE WORKSHOPS*
Times: ✦ Friday 10 am - 5 pm ✦ Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Location: 3581 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337
For more information email Mary Ford at email@example.com
My guest on Passion in Action TV this Thursday, February 28th is Sedrik R. Newbern, President and founder of Newbern Consulting Group. He is an author and motivational speaker specializing in purpose-driven personal/professional coaching.
Sedrik recently authored a book entitled Unconditional Forgiveness, Lessons on Letting Go To Build Better Relationships, his perspective on the impact growing up without his father had on his life. He also explores the evolution of the relationship with his father and how they moved beyond past pains to develop an unbreakable bond. Full of practical advice to those previously hurt in relationships, the book shares one man’s healing and how you too can develop healthy relationships.
Sedrik has a deep passion and commitment to growing the community and serving others. He strongly believes that when you know better, you do better, so he empowers customers and other entrepreneurs through education and the development of sustainable action plans. He serves on several non-profit boards and committees including roles as President for the University of IL Lake County Extension Foundation and Treasurer for Boys & Girls Club Lake County.
A native of Nashville, TN, Sedrik holds a BS in Marketing from Western Kentucky University and an MBA with a concentration in Economics from Tennessee State University. His ultimate support and motivation come from his wife Denise and their son Matthew.
Watch the live stream at 7 pm est only on www.passioninaction.tv.
I recently read a great article on Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneurs: You're More Important Than Your Business Plan. It reminded me of the leadership quote, "Become a person of leadership before seeking a position of leadership." Make no mistake that a plan is needed. However, many entrepreneurs put too much stock in a great business plan and don't focus enough on equipping themselves to be a successful entrepreneur. This article points our some key factors that entrepreneurs need to possess in their character, mindset, and skills that will position them to succeed over the long-term:
(MORE: Kingdom Business University Christian Entrepreneurship Courses)
Click here to read the entire article...
What are your thoughts about the importance of a business plan for entrepreneurs? Leave your comments below...
Leadership and Business Resources
"A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls." ~ Proverbs 25:28
"Pursue your passions!" This is a statement that you will hear from nearly all motivators, pastors, parents, teachers, advisers, mentors, and others preach to people almost daily, as if that’s the magic formula to lifelong happiness and success. Unfortunately, they don’t always tell you that “pursue your passions” is only part of the equation. As important as it is to pursue your passions, it’s equally important to make sure you steer your passions in the right direction.
If passion can be equated to a raging river, purpose is the river banks. Knowing your purpose provides direction and restraint for your passions. Purpose helps to control and contain your vigor and energy. Purpose channels your passions toward meaningful and fruitful ends. Purpose is the discipline that guides your zeal to produce profitable endeavors. Purpose ensures that you have the opportunity to maximize the potential of what your passions can accomplish.
Whether in business, relationships, or life in general, people run into all kinds of trouble when they don’t know how or aren’t able to channel their passions in a positive and profitable direction. These people are like swamps. One big difference between a river and a swamp is that the river has boundaries, which keeps the water flowing as a powerful force. The swamp’s lack of boundaries allows its water to overflow its banks, become stagnant, and emit a foul stench. People love rivers, but very few actually enjoy being near a swamp.
(MORE: Learn more about Passion @ Work Training Workshops)
In the last few years, it’s easy to see that we have had many “swamp creatures” appear in boardrooms, pulpits, the public square, and society overall. They allowed their passions to run rampant, ruining their reputations and causing major collateral damage.
When it comes to your passions, don’t be like a swamp. Instead be like a river that’s purposeful, powerful, and profitable!
How do you channel your passions in the most profitable direction? Leave your comments below...
(MORE: Watch Passion In Action TV live streaming or on demand at www.passioninaction.tv)
Leadership Development Resources
Two of the most debated topics in the business world when it comes to are people born with innate abilities or are they developed involve leadership and entrepreneurship. It's very interesting because these two areas are joined at the hip, because successful entrepreneurs must be good leaders. Well, the truth is in both areas although learning can happen in a classroom, leadership and entrepreneurship expertise is more caught than taught.
To this point Forbes magazine has a great article online, 9 Entrepreneur Lessons Not Taught in the Classroom, which focuses on leadership principles that entrepreneurs need to learn and apply in order to grow a thriving business. This article was inspired by the new leadership book from Robert S. Murray, "It's All Inside." He believes anyone can nurture their innate leadership abilities, to achieve business and life success. The key is learning from others' life lessons, which seldom happens in structured educational environments.
"World-class entrepreneurship will never be learned totally in the classroom. It takes hard work, lots of practice, and lots of mistakes. It takes focus to become both a student and a teacher of leadership. You will soon be amazed by how things start to fall into place, despite what you don’t know. That’s the innate leadership coming out. Enjoy it." - Martin Zwilling
Rebuilding the Dream
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life." - Proverbs 13:12
In 2004 God called Bishop Kenneth Obi to return from the United States to his home country of Nigeria to start Mission Africa Project in Ido State. Through his leadership and hard work this organization started a school, orphanage, HIV/AIDS clinic, and job skills training center for youth and young adults. In May 2004 his church and MAP's offices were demolished by the local government based on the enforcement of eminent domain at the direction of the new governor. Nearly 8 years of work was destroyed in less than 48 hours.
Leadership Development Tools
My special guest on Passion In Action TV this Thursday February 7th is "Passion Coach" Joseph B. Washington. Here's his bio...
If you’re tired of living an ordinary life and want to shed the predictable day-to-day routine, then let Joseph B. Washington, author, speaker, successful mentor, help make your dreams a reality by turning an average life into an awesome life.
With the creation of his new dynamic seven step process called Breaking the Spirit of Average, Joseph is teaching America the formula of getting from the bottom to the top in life. He has created a company specializing in training and empowering corporate America , non-profit organizations, colleges, network marketing groups, and many others to maintain a high performance and excellence.
Joseph Washington has a style of his own which has moved his audience to laugh at times or even to shed a few tears. One thing is for certain, people are definitely moved to take action after hearing him speak. With his unique and passionate delivery mixed with solid content and practical principles, you are sure to see life as you have never seen it before. GET READY FOR THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE!
Watch Passion In Action this Thursday, February 7th at 7 pm ET only on www.passioninaction.tv
Watch The Disruptors Streaming Bible Study!
Struggling Christian entrepreneur? My new ebook was written just for you!
Get the app that connects your career, calling & community!
Connect Your Faith With Your Work
Dream B.I.G. in 3D will take you on an internal treasure hunt to connect your career path to your purpose. Click here to learn more...
Amos Johnson Jr.
Brotha Online Magazine
Business as Mission
The High Calling